Apple releases Mavericks 10.9.1, improves Gmail support, other Mail issues, more

Mavericks 10.9.1 improves Gmail support and other Mail issues, more

Apple on Monday released OS X Update 10.9.1, an update to Mavericks. It's available for download from the Mac App Store using Software Update. The new release makes fixes to Gmail handling and other changes to improve stability and compatibility, according to Apple.

Apple cites the following changes in 10.9.1 in their release notes:

  • Improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail, and fixes for users with custom Gmail settings
  • Improves the reliability of Smart Mailboxes and search in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that prevented contact groups from working properly in Mail
  • Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from speaking sentences that contain emoji
  • Updates Shared Links periodically when open in the Safari Sidebar

Apple cites a more detailed release note in its comments about the update.

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Peter Cohen

Mac Managing Editor of iMore and weekend Apple Product Professional at a local independent Apple reseller. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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Apple releases Mavericks 10.9.1, improves Gmail support, other Mail issues, more


The Macs at my home happen to have the same issue, that's rare... Good thing it's freeee. Lol

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I had serious slowdowns until a Google search suggested it was the "LogMeIn" program. Went into their settings and disabled the product and it SIGNIFICANTLY improved my performance on a 2008 iMac and 2009 MBP. Thankfully, in my household, I am controlling the screens of our Windows machines (use Apple's Remote Desktop for Macs), so I have not lose any abilities yet. Hopefully they will recode that soon!

I haven't had any issues with Mavericks [on me ole trusty iMac '08]. This latest update means nothing to me, that I am aware of. For anyone who's had issues, I hope this fixes them for you.

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The problem that Firewire 800 drives not going to sleep when the Mac is going to sleep is not fixed! :-(
Sad Apple, very sad!
Did I say that this is sad?

I have seen the audio bug on a MacPro 4,1 with 10.9 but have yet to confirm whether it is still there in 10.9.1 because It happens so randomly. It would be nice to get it fixed Apple.
Sadly my old workhorse MacPro 2,1 died yesterday morning so a new MacPro release this week would fit my spending plans nicely!

I still cannot shut down my iMac or Mini unless Google Chrome is running at the time, so no noticeable changes in this update for me.

There's an awful lot of republishing press releases on Apple sites, and very little analysis. Is gmail fixed, this time? I know it takes time to do this, but that's why we read Apple sites. If we want the press release, we can subscribe to Apple's RSS feed.

Mail is currently adding >2GB a day to my internet usage, and I can only account for 200MB.

No offence intended Peter. I'm sure it's a thankless part of your job, but it would be nice to see the pure News somewhere off to the side, and the (great) iMore content up front.

I'll be listening to a famous Mac podcast in a few minutes, and I'm sure, as usual, they'll tell me the news, which I've already read, and only months later I might hear - well that was cr&p, wasn't it? I cannot understate how much I appreciate Rene bringing some actual content to that show. And when a certain female podcaster went out of their way to express her Rene-appreciation recently… I wanted to send her a card.